Art vs Science are an Australian trio whose rough and ready dance-pop initially compared favourable to acts like Electric Six, Justice and Junior Senior. Their first two singles, the Basement Jaxx-esque “Flippers” and Justice-meets-hair-metal “Hollywood”, began to get some buzz on local Australian radio stations; and spurred perhaps, by the growing hype and the success of their live shows, the band wasted no time in laying down tracks for their self-titled debut EP. Released independently in May 2009, the EP featured two more hits for the band: Friend In The Field and Parlez Vous Francais, both of which placed very well in Triple J’s Hottest 100 2009 (#96 and #2 respectively). In 2010 Magic Fountain blew up on radio and placed #9 in the Triple J Hottest 100, netting them a top ten song two years in a row.
The band’s debut LP, The Experiment was released early 2011, peaking at number two on the Australian Charts, winning an ARIA award for Best Independent Release, and securing more places in Triple J’s hottest 100. The band then toured USA, UK, Australia, NZ, Malaysia, East Timor and Japan.
After a short break the band returned in 2014 with a sleeker, disco inspired sound on “Create/Destroy” which received wide airplay. In 2015, the released their sophomore LP, Off The Edge Of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever (MGM). Darker, sleeker and more streamlined, it included singles “In This Together” and “Chosen One”.
2019 saw the band return with the booming “Zeus” and a national sold-out 10 year anniversary tour. Dubstep inspired single Icycle Bicycle was released May 2020.
With their insistence on playing everything 100% “live”, this trio has developed a reputation for unmissable shows; playing intricate dance ostinatos using only human hands, drums, guitar and keyboards.